New sources! Same great news and a wealth of it here at The Drakkarium this week! Via Gematsu
- I wasn't aware that he even had a game but apparently The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing will be headed to Xbox One in lieu of it's absence on the Xbox Live Arcade for the 360.
- Batman fans prep yourselves as Batman: Arkham Knight is due to drop next June.
- In Japan, Square-Enix is set to launch Dive In. This is a service that allows you to stream games from their catalogue to your smart device. Why they would do this when people are already panning the much similar service of PlayStation Now is beyond me but hey. It's not the only copy cat service we've caught news of this week.
- Why this is happening I have no idea but the short-lived APB is getting Reloaded on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next year. The original service only ran a few short months before the service was cancelled so I don't really know why they're giving it another shot. I wish them success but I just don't really see the point.
- A plethora of new 3DS styles are in the works including Smash Bros., Persona Q and an NES styled system.
- Something about the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 or something? I dunno, I included that bit for the 3 of our fans that use them.
- In possibly the biggest bombshell of the week, Microsoft is in talks to purchase indie development company Mojang of Minecraft fame. One has to wonder what ol' M$ has in the works for the small company to be throwing a rumored $2 billion dollars at them. They're definitely opening up the coffers for exclusivity rights these days, so we'll have to see if this goes through.
- Hideo Kojima has teased ANOTHER Metal Gear Collection. C'mon man. The Legacy Collection has been out for just over a year. Now you're announcing ANOTHER one?
- Rumor has it that the 3DS will be able to be used as a WiiU controller in the upcoming New Super Smash Bros. It appears to only be compatible with Smash Bros. at this time.
Via Bright Side of News
- Social media service Twitter will be adding a "buy now" button to the service on mobile devices. This piggybacks off of their partnership with Amazon that allowed customers to tag purchases on Twitter and now you may not even have to leave the service if you see something there you want to buy. I just see it as another company that has access to your credit cards and one more risk for identity theft.
- Google shrugged off 5 million users accounts names and passwords being leaked. They had good reason as most of the info was dated 3-5 years ago and their security division claimed that less than 2% of the name/pass combinations actually worked. Still, keep an eye on your GMail accounts.
- Speaking of Google, they are adding free calling to the Hangouts service which will even be able to extend abroad for a small fee. So that's pretty cool.
Via Niche Gamer
- The RetroN 5, an all-in-one old-school gaming console, now supports IPS language patches so you can play imported cartridges without the extra fuss.
- Most regions save for North America will be getting Network support for the PSP shut off tomorrow. So if you want any PSP games off of PlayStation Network you might wanna get 'em sooner rather than later.
- Destiny boosted PS4 sales to over 1 million in the UK. The game moved half a billion dollars it's first day, so that's no surprise.
- The developers of Starbound have revealed their next project Wayward Tide, a top down, pirate-themed action game. I'm intrigued.
Elsewhere on the web, Windows Live (MSN) Messenger has a month and a half to live, Ubisoft will be releasing Assassin's Creed: The Americas Collection (3, 4 and Liberation), a second Diablo III season mode exploit has been reported, Warner Bros. wants to copy EA with it's own digital play service, GOG.com is in the midst of it's 6th birthday celebration and is holding a sale to commemorate it, AT&T and Verizon don't want the definition of broadband changed because they're dicks, a French translation suggests that a Legend of Dragoon sequel could be announced at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show, the Xbox One saw it's weakest opening week in Japan (that might be why new Xbox 360 bundles are coming), and finally digital gaming might not be as eco-friendly as you might think.
And a bit of news straight from the developers:
— 505 Games (@505_Games) September 10, 2014
— Square Enix (@SquareEnix) September 12, 2014